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mineral oil induce labor

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Not likely: Mineral oil is relatively mild when used as directed and not in excess or for prolonged periods of time.

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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darrin Cunningham
29 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
I wouldnt: I never recommend anything to induce labor unless it is in a more controlled environment. Letting your labor naturally start is always safer for yo ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
25 years experience in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Don't do it!: Unapproved indication in pregnancy, could stimulate forceful contractions and dehydration from diarrhea, a combination likely to lead to fetal asphyxi ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Nguyen
10 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No. : There is a paucity of data regarding the safety and/or efficacy of castor oil which is often ingested rather than used topically. People tend to repor ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Castor Oil: Yes. But, it will only work if the baby is ready to be delivered.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Asha Kamnani
42 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Diarrhoea: Castor Oil gives you diarrhea and tends to give you false labor which is irritating. Castor Oil may give some other associated side effects. Please co ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
26 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Talk to your ob: Castor oil causes diarrhea. In the process, it can cause some uterine contractions. It is not directly harmful to the baby. However, inducing your ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Mother Nature knows: when the time is right for your baby to be ready for delivery. Why second guess, mother nature?Congratulations and be well.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
26 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Talk to your ob: Castor oil causes diarrhea. In the process, it can cause some uterine contractions. It is not directly harmful to the baby. However, inducing your ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Winkler
47 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
Past due: Rarely an overdue pregnancy is related to problems with the placenta or the baby however there can be problems. If your baby is overdue his or her si ... Read More

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